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Peery-Haislip Cemetery
Located one mile east on Hwy 19, then south of Martinsburg, Missouri. On west fence line of northeast quarter of Sec 30 Twp 50 Range 06 West. The old Peery log house sat on ridge south and west of the cemetery, on northwest quarter of section.

Copied November 1, 1978, by Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Canterbury and Mrs. Frederic Bohl, Sr. Information in parentheses given by the Canterburys.

First Row (on east, south to north)

one native stone
one undertaker's marker, illegible
one footstone, lying loose on ground, initials A. M.

Second Row

(TAYLOR, Henry)
(TAYLOR, Eddie Peery, wife of Henry Taylor)
PERRY, Katharine D., Aug 15, 1830 - Feb 25, 1923
YARNELL, Davis, died Feb 26, 1865, aged 43y 1mo 11d
footstone J. E. P. and a broken stone, bottom still in base with legend: "died --- --- 1873? age 29 yrs 24 das"
YARNELL, Naney ?, died Dec. 11, 1877, aged 25y 2m 27d

Third Row

PEERY, Jonathon, born Sept 6, 1791, died Sept 20, 1844
on same stone:
PEERY, Elizabeth, wife of Jonathon, born Feb 2, 1794, died July 20, 1942
PETTEY, A. M., died April 7, 1874, aged 71y 7m 22d

Fourth Row

MORRIS, Annie, dau of A.M. and L. Harris, died June 10, 1869, aged 3y 10m
HAISLIP, James N., son of S. P. and S. J. Haislip (Shelton Prior? and Sarah Jane?), died Dec. 12, 1883, aged 10y 5d
Undertaker's marker, illegible

Not fenced, but grove of trees indicates a large family plot. May have been several other graves, among the scattered remaining stones.

George K. Canterbury had a farm west of this cemetery. During the Civil War, Union soldiers wounded him, but he escaped and hid in a haystack at this cemetery. His mother surreptitiously brought him food, until she persuaded him to give himself up because of the infection of his wound. He was taken first to Wellsville, later sent to a prison camp.

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